According to The Washington Post, General Motors (GM) issued another new recall of 1.5 million vehicles on March 17, stating that certain SUV models have defective air bags. This is part of the fallout from GM’s first recall last month of more than 1.6 million small cars for defective engine switches. The defect is linked to 12 deaths, and GM is now facing multiple investigations into how it handled the recall.
“Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible things happened,” stated GM’s CEO, Mary Barra.
GM’s new airbag recall affects the following models:
GM says it has not received reports of injuries related to any of the three recalls; however this contradicts publicly available complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to those complaints, three people were injured in a crash last April when a 2012 Buick Enclave going 45 mph was struck in the side and the air bags did not deploy. Another driver claimed an injury when an accident shattered the windows of a 2009 GMC Acadia but did not activate the air bags.
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